Deepening our understanding of issues confronting contemporary society

Griffith’s Centre for Social and Cultural Research is dedicated to increasing our understanding of current challenges facing the modern world. Through the application of innovative humanities and social science research, incorporating the knowledge of academics from a broad range of interrelated disciplines, we are at the cutting edge of social science discourse. Our Centre's research is focused on the following contemporary themes; History, media and change, Crises: communities, safety and security, Heritage and wellbeing and Language, culture and belonging.

Call for Expressions of Interest

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Scheme


Visiting Scholars Seminar — Antti-Ville Kärjä

Musical parody as an interpretive strategy presented by Antti-Ville Kärjä (Music Archive Finland, Helsinki) on 6 June 2018

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Kelsey Lowe

Visiting Scholars Seminar Series — Kelsey Lowe

Has anything changed? The current role of archaeological geophysics in Australian archaeology presented by Dr Kelsey Lowe (The University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba) on 7 June 2018

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Visiting Scholars Seminar — Tim Fry

Understanding Australian Indigenous art at auction presented by Professor Tim Fry (RMIT University) on 7 June 2018.

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Visiting Scholars Workshop — Antti-Ville Kärjä

Metahistories of Music presented by Antti-Ville Kärjä (Music Archive Finland, Helsinki) on 8 June 2018

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Write Like the Wind

Regular Writing Group — Write Like the Wind

This regular Friday writing session is dedicated to helping anyone who is keen to get some quality writing done without any interruption

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Providing support for diverse and vital social and cultural research

Harry Gentle Resource Centre

Documenting the lives and experiences of the people, groups and organisations of pre-separation Queensland and Australia. Image: Conrad Martens, Kangaroo Point, 1852. Courtesy: Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW.

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Meet our experts

Learn about the experts who make up the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research.


The Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research offers support to members by providing funding assistance for selected initiatives, as well as a variety of opportunities to invite visiting scholars to facilitate conferences and workshops, and organise public lectures.

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